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Best Sans-Serif Fonts: 50 Free Sans-Serif Fonts

Sans-serif fonts are all the rage these days due to the number of mobile devices available today. If you’re always on the lookout for new sans-serif fonts to use on web design and graphic design projects, you’ll surely find this list of 50 best sans-serif fonts to be useful.

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1. Open Sans

Open Sans is one of the most popular sans-serif fonts available on the web. It was designed by well-known typeface designer Steve Matteson of Ascender Fonts. The font comes in 10 styles.

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2. Quicksand

Quicksand is a rounded, contemporary sans-serif font by Andrew Paglinawan. It comes in seven styles, including one made up of dashed lines rather than solid.

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3. Roboto

Roboto is a hybrid sans-serif font designed by Christian Robertson. It’s a bit of a grotesque font but also features open, elegant curves. It comes in 18 different styles.

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4. Aller

Aller is a unique yet warm sans-serif font by Dalton Maag, Ltd. It comes in seven styles, some of which change the tone of the font dramatically, particularly the bold styles.

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5. Raleway

Raleway is an elegant sans-serif font originally designed by Matt McInerney before Pablo Impallari and Rodrigo Fuenzalida of Impallari Type took over the family. The new design team expanded the family to 18 styles.

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6. Lato

Lato is a semi-rounded sans-serif font by Łukasz Dziedzic of tyPoland. The designer originally designed it for a large, well-known client and released it to the public when the client decided to go in another direction. The font comes in 18 styles.

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7. PT Sans

PT Sans was developed by ParaType as part of the Public Types of Russian Federation project. The project was created as a dedication to the civil type developed by Peter the Great between 1708 and 1710. It comes in eight styles.

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8. Caviar Dreams

Caviar Dreams is a playful sans-serif font designed by Nymphont. It comes in four basic styles, each of which have over 500 glyphs.

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9. Source Sans Pro

Source Sans Pro was designed by Paul D. Hunt. It was released as part of Adobe’s first open-source font family. This part of the family comes in 12 styles.

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10. Titillium

Titillium is ongoing project of the Accademia di Belle Arti Urbino. Dozens of students work on the font every year, which is why it comes in 16 different styles with hundreds of glyphs each.

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11. Montserrat

Montserrat is a beautiful sans-serif font designed by Julieta Ulanovsky. It’s praised by web and UI designers alike. The font comes in eight styles, each of which feature several hundred glyphs.

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12. Exo

Exo is a “contemporary, geometric sans-serif typeface” designed by Natanael Gama. Its 18 styles are diverse, making this font highly versatile.

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13. Walkway

Walkway is an elegantly playful sans-serif font designed by GemFonts. It has a contemporary appeal and comes in nine different styles.

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14. Colaborate

Colaborate is a well-rounded, gorgeous sans-serif font designed by Ralph du Carrois of Carrois Type Design. It comes in 5 different styles, each of which only featuring only a couple hundred glyphs each.

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15. Sansation

Sansation is a uniquely designed yet still highly elegant sans-serif font by Bernd Montag. It’s very clean and comes in six different styles.

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16. Droid Sans

Droid Sans is a sans-serif font designed by renowned typeface designer Steve Matteson of Ascender Fonts. The font was commissioned by Google for use in the Android mobile operating system. The font comes in two basic styles.

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17. Existence Light

Existence Light is a lightweight sans-serif font designed by Yeah Noah. It comes in three unique styles with one of them being in stencil form.

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18. Josefin Sans

Josefin Sans is a “geometric, elegant and kind of vintage” sans-serif font designed by Typemade. The designer drew inspiration from Rudolf Wolf’s Memphis typeface, released in 1937 as well as Rudolf Koch’s Kabel typeface and Paul Renner’s Futura typeface, both of which were released in 1927.

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19. Open Sans Condensed

Open Sans Condensed is exactly what it sounds like it is—it’s the condensed form of the Open Sans typeface. This font was designed by Ascender Fonts, the studio that created Open Sans, and it comes in three basic styles.

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20. Aaargh

Aaargh is an elegant, rounded sans-serif font by Tup Wanders. It’s a basic font that comes in a single style that only includes over 100 glyphs.

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21. Ubuntu

Ubuntu is part of of the Ubuntu Font Family, a set of matching libre/open fonts developed under the Ubuntu project. This font was designed by Dalton Maag, Ltd. and funded by Canonical, Ltd. It comes in nine different styles.

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22. Molot

Molot is an all-uppercase, bold, sans-serif font designed by Roman Yershov. It comes in a single style and with just over 160 glyphs.

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23. Comfortaa

Comfortaa is a round, elegant, contemporary sans-serif font designed by Johan Aakerlund. It comes in three basic styles that more or less feature different font weights and over 400 glyphs each.

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24. BonvenoCF

BonvenoCF is a contemporary and slightly unique sans-serif font designed by Barry Schwartz. It comes in a single style and with just under 300 glyphs.

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25. Fira Sans

Fira Sans is a hybrid sans-serif font designed by Mozilla for use in their browsers and operating system. The font was designed for the web and comes with a whopping number of 32 styles.

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26. TeX Gyre Adventor

TeX Gyre Adventor is a sans-serif font designed by GUST e-foundry. It’s a modern take on a few typefaces of the past. It comes in four basic styles.

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27. Cabin

Cabin is a contemporary sans-serif font designed by Impallari Type. It comes in eight basic styles, each of which feature just over 250 glyphs.

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28. Amaranth

Amaranth is an endearing sans-serif font designed by Gesine Todt. It comes in four different styles, each of which feature just over 200 glyphs.

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29. Nobile

Nobile is somewhat of a hybrid sans-serif font as it was designed for digital screens but also features characteristics of serif fonts. It was designed by Vernon Adams and comes in six styles.

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30. Yanone Kaffeesatz

Yanone Kaffeesatz is a condensed sans-serif font by a designer of the same name. It was the designer’s first typeface. It comes in four basic styles that feature over 450 glyphs each.

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31. Dosis

Dosis is a simple, rounded, sans-serif font. It was originally designed by Edgar Tolentino, extended by Pablo Impallari, and spaced and kerned by Igino Marini iKern. It comes in seven styles of different font weights.

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32. Amble

Amble is a simple yet elegant sans-serif font by Punchcut. It comes in eight styles of different font weights, each of which feature over 400 glyphs.

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33. DejaVu Sans

DejaVu Sans is a rounded sans-serif font designed by DejaVu Fonts. It comes in nine basic styles, each of which feature thousands of glyphs.

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34. Cicle

Cicle is a rounded yet sharp sans-serif font designed by La Tipomatika. It comes in seven different styles with just over 200 glyphs.

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35. Signika

Signika is a contemporary sans-serif font designed by Anna Giedryś. It comes in four basic styles with over 350 glyphs.

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36. Print Clearly

Print Clearly is a “cute” sans-serif font by Blue Vinyl Fonts. It comes in three styles, one of them having dashed lines rather than solid.

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37. Asap

Asap is a soft sans-serif font designed by Omnibus Type. It comes in six styles, each one with a different font weight than the next.

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38. Overclock

Overclock is a warm sans-serif font with soft curves. It was designed by Dario Manuel Muhafara and comes in seven different styles.

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39. Bitstream Vera Sans

Bitstream Vera Sans is a traditional sans-serif font that uses a classic style. It was designed by Bitstream and comes in four basic styles.

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40. Maven Pro

Maven Pro is a contemporary sans-serif font designed by Vissol Ltd. It comes in four basic styles at different font weights.

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41. Alegreya Sans

Alegreya Sans is a soft and elegant sans-serif font by Juan Pablo del Peral. It comes in 28 different styles, each of which feature over 600 glyphs.

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42. Greyscale Basic

Greyscale Basic is a clean and futuristic sans-serif font by GreyscaleNet. It comes in four basic styles with just over 180 glyphs each.

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43. Arsenal

Arsenal is a soft and elegant sans-serif font by Andriy Shevchenko. It comes in four styles that include over 700 glyphs each.

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44. Afta Sans

Afta Sans is a soft and elegantly rounded sans-serif font by Oriol Esparraguera. It comes in two basic styles that include over 200 glyphs.

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45. New Cicle

New Cicle is an elegant sans-serif font with a contemporary design. It was designed by La Tipomatika and comes in six different styles.

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46. Oxygen

Oxygen is a traditional-style sans-serif font with a slight twist that gives it a contemporary flare. It was designed by Vernon Adams and comes in four basic styles.

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47. ABeeZee

ABeeZee is an open and friendly sans-serif font designed by Anja Meiners. It comes in two basic styles.

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48. Folks

Folks is a unique and playful sans-serif font designed by Manfred Klein Fonteria. It comes four styles, each one a different font weight.

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49. Nunito

Nunito is a rounded sans-serif font designed by Vernon Adams. It comes in eight different styles, each one a heavier font weight than the previous one.

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50. Michroma

Michroma is modern, high-tech and futuristic sans-serif font by Vernon Adams. It comes in a single style with over 450 glyphs.

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Final Thoughts

We hope you enjoyed this list of 50 best sans-serif fonts, and we hope you found a new font or two. Check out our other font lists while you’re at it:

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Lyn Wildwood is a freelance blogger and avid WordPress user. She loves sharing new tips and tricks with the WordPress community.

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